Newcastle are set to bid for out-of favour forward Darren Bent. Alan Pardew has put the Aston Villa forward on top of his wishlist and is keen to re-unit with the former Charlton forward. Aston Villa are holding out for £8 million, however Newcastle are hoping to snatch up the former forward for a lower price of £6 million. New technical director Joe Kinnear is set to start his work this week and will sit with Pardew to discuss transfer targets. It’s believed that Remy, Bent and another French striker is on his list.
It’s believed that Newcastle are planning to bid sometime this week and Aston Villa may not haggle for a better price because they are desperate to sell Bent. Despite the fact that Benteke want’s to leave, Lambert will be keen to get the forward off the wage bill and may have already signed the replacement in Helenius, who has already scored 2 goals in pre-season despite only playing 45 minutes in each half.
It’s also believed that Wolfsburg may also be willing to bid for Bent. Fulham’s new owner may also be interested in bringing in Bent. However, it’s good to hear that something is happening with some potential Aston Villa sales. As we begin to sell players Lambert may also bring in more.